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Alan Groves, M.D.


University of Auckland


Residency, Pediatrics
Northwest Deanery, UK

Fellowship, Neonatology
North London Deanery, UK


Alan Groves, MBChB., FRCPCH, M.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics and a courtesy associate professor in the Department of Medical Education at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1996 and undertook postgraduate pediatric training in the U.K. and New Zealand, where he completed a research degree in neonatal echocardiography. After completing his training, Groves worked as an attending in neonatal medicine in London — Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital and St. Thomas’ Hospital — and New York — Weill Cornell Medical Center Mount Sinai Hospital — before moving to Austin in 2020.

His primary research interest is in assessing heart function and growth using echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging. He was awarded a Medical Research Council (U.K.) Clinician Scientist Fellowship to develop cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and advanced ultrasound techniques in newborns. These techniques have added significantly to the understanding of the pathophysiology of the newborn circulation. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has been awarded $2.5 million in research funding.

Groves is passionate about applying ultrasound technologies within the NICU to improve care, and he has implemented targeted neonatal echocardiography and point-of-care ultrasound techniques in multiple institutions, with a focus on adherence to agreed protocols and robust quality assurance. He creates and leads content on NicuPocus, a website dedicated to point-of-care ultrasound training in the neonatal intensive care environment.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society of Echocardiography
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • Neonatal Performed Echocardiography Special Interest Group